Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

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15 December 2009
Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi and two younger men, face up to 40 lashes and imprisonment for being in the company of members of the opposite sex who are not close relatives.
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15 December 2009
The trial of five men accused of belonging to an unauthorized political party resumes at the Supreme State Security Court this week. The court does not operate in accordance with international standards of fair trial.
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09 December 2009

Tunisian nationals Adel Ben Mabrouk and Riadh Nasseri are suspected of having committed terrorism-related crimes in Italy prior to being held at the US detention centre.

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04 December 2009

A European Court of Human Rights’ judgement said that Kamel Daoudi’s expulsion would put him at risk of incommunicado detention and torture and would be a human rights violation.

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18 November 2009
Dr Ramin Pourandarjani had allegedly received threats to deter him from revealing the extent of abuse that had taken place at Kahrizak detention centre.
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10 November 2009
Ehsan Fattahian is to be executed on Wednesday, for his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men are also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.
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05 November 2009
US and Italian intelligence agents are convicted for their involvement in the abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (better known as Abu Omar).
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04 November 2009
Amnesty International believes that charges have been brought against Haytham al-Maleh simply because he exercised his right to freedom of expression.
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03 November 2009
Mohammed Soudani has been detained incommunicado since he met with two French radio journalists who were covering the presidential and legislative elections that took place on 25 October.
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30 October 2009
The assault of two independent journalists in Tunisia and the arrest of a third in the wake of last week's elections must be punished, Amnesty International said.
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19 October 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to dismiss legal action against former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi.
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14 October 2009
Sami Ma'touq and Joni Suleiman were shot dead a year ago. The Syrian authorities have so far done very little to bring their killers to justice.
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16 September 2009
Muntadhar al-Zaidi has been released after nine months in prison for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush. He has said that he was tortured by Iraqi security services.
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10 September 2009
Victims of rape and other torture by Iranian security forces are facing renewed risk after documents detailing abuses against them were confiscated this week.
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04 September 2009
Caspian Makan, the fiancé of the young woman killed in the recent protests in Iran, has been held in detention since 26 June, after he made a statement linking her murder to pro-government militia.
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17 August 2009
Allegations that election protesters were tortured and raped in detention must be urgently investigated by the Iranian authorities.
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12 August 2009
Over 100 people are on trial for fomenting protests against the disputed result of Iran's 12 June presidential election. Amnesty International has challenged the Iranian authorities to open up the court to international observers.
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11 August 2009
Thirty-six Iranians, detained by Iraqi security forces since 28 July, remain at risk of being forcibly returned to Iran where they could face torture or execution.
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